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Paris 2024 Organizing Committee will implement IOC decisions


The Organizing Committee for the 2024 Olympics in Paris has said it will respect the IOC’s decision regarding the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in the competition, after Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskyyy called on organizers to prevent them from entering the competition. attend the Games.

“As the conflict continues, the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee would like to express its full solidarity with Ukraine, its people, the Olympic and Paralympic Movement of Ukraine, who are facing an unspeakable crisis,” said the organizing committee in a written statement sent to Reuters.

The statement highlights that the IOC has taken a number of actions against Russia and Belarus.

“In response to this, after February 2022, the International Olympic Committee imposed a number of sanctions, including a ban on the holding of international sports competitions organized or supported by an international federation or the National Olympic Committee in Russia and Belarus. .”

Also, “at all sports competitions or meetings, including in all places where they take place, the performance of anthems, the display of flags or other signs identifying these countries are prohibited”.

“Representatives of the Russian government or state are not invited or accredited to any sports event or meeting,” the organizing committee said.

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